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Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

Is Your C-Suite Equipped To Lead In The Transformative Age?

Many C-suites will struggle to lead in the Transformative Age.<p>To be clear, it’s not for a lack of the usual leadership skills – passion, humility, empathy, etc. that C-suites aren’t equipped to lead. It’s because the Transformative Age is filled with unprecedented challenges that are changing all …

C-suite Leadership

It May Never Be the Right Time to Start a Business. Here's Why You Should Do It Anyway

<i>How did you know it was the right time to start a business? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Laura Behrens Wu, Founder & CEO of Shippo, on Quora:</b><p>To be honest, I did not know it was …

Quora

The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

In today’s distracted world — filled with overflowing emails, mobile phone and social media notifications — it’s harder than ever to focus on our …

9 Easy Ways To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile Today

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network, with more than 575 million members and executives from all Fortune 500 companies as members.<p>LinkedIn guru Jeff Bullas offers up some …

Storytelling

Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Social Media

Infographic: How to write copy that compels action

The words you use matter when entreating customers to take action.Direct response marketing helps brand managers gather audience feedback, increase …

Branding

Google Spent Years Studying Great Teams. These 5 Qualities Contributed Most to Their Success

A few years ago, Google went on a quest to build the perfect team.<p>The goal was to figure out why some teams perform well, while other teams stumble. Researchers code-named the study Project Aristotle, a tribute to the philosopher's famous quote: "The whole is greater than the sum of its …

How to Side Hustle your Writing Career — #4: Develop a Writing Habit

How to Side Hustle your Writing Career — #4: Develop a Writing Habit<p>Part 4: 4 Steps to Actually Start Writing and Develop a Routine<p><i>“Excellence is an</i> …

Writing

How to Get High-Potential Employees Interested in Leadership Development Programs

Leadership training can make a huge difference in preparing professionals to advance in their careers and succeed in leadership roles. Many companies offer leadership education programs to high-potential employees, but these programs don’t always receive much interest. How can leaders and HR …

Employment

How brands are getting more value from Instagram Stories influencer content

The 24-hour lifespan of Instagram Stories has made managing and analysing the content a laborious process for marketers. A handful of companies have …

Instagram

5 Hard-to-Swallow Truths if You Really Want to Live Your Best Life

Coasting is so easy to do, which is why the vast majority of human beings lead mediocre lives. Living a satisfying, fulfilling, and inspiring life, however, won't happen without work on your part. If that's what you want, it may mean shifting your perspective on a few key matters. Here are several …

Self-help

A Dozen Grammatical Rules You Absolutely Need to Know

• <b>It is perfectly acceptable to start a sentence with And or But.</b><br>The single most important element in fluid writing is the use of effective transitions …

Linguistics

23 Social Media And Digital Marketing Best Practices That Are Actually MYTHS

When you are new to the game and have not your path to success (yet), you probably hop from one piece of information to the next, sucking up all the …

Digital Marketing

The ultimate guide to traveling around the world, from how to pack your suitcase to how much you'll be paying for a beer

Planning to travel to another country takes hard work.<p>Before you kick off your dream vacation, there's a seemingly endless checklist of things to …

U.S. State Department

How To Take A Multidisciplinary Approach To Marketing

They say that fortune favors the bold, but in my experience, it also favors the capable. To succeed in modern marketing efforts, today’s CMOs must have a wide range of skills and expertise that they can leverage to inform every decision they make.<p>Especially on larger marketing teams, certain roles …

Digital Marketing

Top 15 Digital Marketing Tools for Content Marketing

It’s a competitive world, which is why more companies are relying on content marketing to increase website traffic, build a connection with …

Marketing

Insight Selling Is The New Solution Selling

In 2012, Harvard Business Review published a bold article entitled “The End of Solution Sales”. It declared that solution selling had become obsolete. The verdict was, in large part, founded on the argument that B2B buyers are coming to the table more prepared and better educated than ever before. …

Selling

4 Proven Tips for Investing in Instagram Marketing

Over the years, there has been a considerable fast growth in the total number of registered users on Instagram. Between 2014 and 2018 Instagram’s …

Social Media

How to Write like the World’s Best Selling Writer

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to…Continue …

Writing

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound | Maryanne Wolf

The negative effects of screen reading can appear as early as fourth and fifth grade<p>We need to cultivate a new kind of brain<p>Look around on your next plane trip. The iPad is the new pacifier for babies and toddlers. Younger school-aged children read stories on smartphones; older boys don’t read at …

Love Stories

Disruptor Marketing: Five No-Fail Marketing Strategies

Marketing leaders at disruptive companies are often surprised when the world doesn’t love them straight out of the gate. Here’s the thing: People don’t like change. Incumbent product, service and solution providers will be particularly hostile to change. And industry thought leaders won’t always be …

Business Strategy

Here’s how elite performers silence negative self-talk

95% of the thoughts you have had today are the same thoughts you had yesterday.<p>How many of those thoughts are actually true?<p>Just because a thought …

The Best Kept Content Marketing Secrets Exposed

Before you start planning your content marketing strategy for next year, check out these top industry secrets.As we come to the end of summer, …

Marketing

Infographic: Why email marketing should get personal

A broad email blast is likely to end up in the wasteland of unread material.<p>Tailor your message, though, and open rates will likely tick up.<p>Including …

A neuroscientist explains how the ‘racist brain’ is driven by fear

What are the neural and psychological characteristics of a racist mind?...The post A neuroscientist explains how the ‘racist brain’ is driven by fear …

The Brain

4 Tips For Crafting A Compelling Brand Story

A compelling brand story is more than just frills — it’s the thing that will help you break through the noise and rise above your competitors. If you want your story to resonate with consumers, it needs to be both relevant <i>and</i> creative.<p>Branded content is one of the keys to creating a loyal customer …

Customers

A Professor Has Uncovered The One Element That Has The Biggest Effect In Marketing

When it comes to marketing, it can be easy to complicate things. Which social media platform should you use? How can you apply big data to your latest campaign? How granular should you get with your testing? And so on…and so on…<p>But really, the root of all marketing is much simpler than we tend to …

Consumer Behavior

An 80-Year Harvard Study Says This 1 Thing Will Make You Happier and Healthier

Our lives depend on our relationships. From the moment we're born, we rely on others to help raise us, nurture us, care for us. No matter how independent or self-reliant we become, we will always accomplish more with the help of others.<p>But achievements are only the beginning.<p>Robert Waldinger is a …

Happiness

Harvard Business Review

August 21, 2018<p>Give Yourself a Break<p><b>From Amy Bernstein</b><br>Editor, Harvard Business Review<p>What do you do when you screw up at work? Most of us respond in one of two ways: We get defensive or we beat ourselves up. Neither is particularly helpful or healthy. In the first case, you’re not learning from …